SO CAL FIERCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
GGA Inc’s scholarship program provides youth who without financial assistance would not be able to participate in team sports. Our main objective is to provide as many opportunities for qualifying youth to experience the social and academic benefits sports mentoring can provide.
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SPONSORED STUDENT ATHLETES

Qualifying families may receive waived or reduced fees to participate with our partner sports program, So Cal Fierce Basketball.  However, they are not able to cover the costs associated with participation expenses including but not limited to, uniform, tournament and certain team building activity fees. GGA Inc is a not-for-profit organization and relies heavily or donor and community support. With that said, funds to sponsor athletes are limited to a first‐come, funding and space available basis. Therefore, we can not guarantee full scholarships or that everyone who applies will receive support.

 

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SPORTS MENTORING

A major benefit participating in SCF basketball program is the player-first coaching and mentoring. Not only do participants experience the benefits of unmatched athletic training and IQ development. They also create new experiences and develop lasting friendships and relationships with their coach through team building activities that mentors participants on how to be upstanding student athletes and great teammates.

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OPPORTUNITY & EXPOSURE

We understand the positive affect of exposing youth to new opportunities and new possibilities. That’s why it’s important for us to create experiences that help build character and bolster self-esteem. We want to position participants for success who might otherwise not have guidance or support. We believe the more opportunities we create, the better chances they have to excel on the court, in the classroom and in life. Such opportunities include playing in AAU sanction tournaments, traveling to other cities and states for exposure games or tournaments, volunteering and/or taking part in our special events and campaigns as well as digital media features like writes up and interviews.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT

Instinctual IQ development and advance basketball training curriculum to cultivate all-star student athletes.

MENTORSHIP

A mentorship coaching style from personal and professional experiences that will enlighten student athletes about basketball around the world.

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

We build a community of FEARLESS & FIERCE student athletes that share memorable experiences amongst their teammates.

GAME & TOURNAMENTS

Gain invaluable game experience under professional leadership and player-first coaching philosophy.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • SCF holds practice sessions 3 times a week including beach workouts in the city of Santa Monica.
  • SCF has two practice groups [8u & up] and [12u & up]
  • SCF hosts clinics and camps throughout the year including summer months
  • SCF participates in AAU sanctioned games and events
  • SCF partners with GGA Inc for fundraising and Mental Health Awareness events and activities.
FIERCE VALUES
  • Fundamentals are the foundation of basketball development. We value building our FIERCE Athletes from the ground up.
  • IQ development is one of our key teaching strategies. We value helping players learn to use their instincts to improve their read and reaction to what they are experiencing on the floor.
  • Effort is more than just showing up, it’s about giving your best each time and leaving it all on the hardwood. We value the hard work and results of hard work when FIERCE athletes go above and beyond to become the best version of themselves.
  • Respect yourself first. We value teaching our athletes to not only respect themselves and their opponents but also the game of basketball.
  • Camaraderie brings us all together. We value the relationships we build with our FIERCE athletes as well as the ones they build amongst each other.
  • Energy is always fueled by our love of the game. We value enthusiasm and a winning mentality.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

Student Athletes are required to maintain satisfactory grades and attendance in school to participate in our scholarship program. We may ask parents to provide transcripts to ensure students are meeting academic requirements.

  • Athlete must be age 17 or younger and must reside within the GGA Inc territory.
  • Commitment to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled practices and games.
  • Hold at least a 3.0 grade point average during scholarship year.

 

Application must be completed by a parent, guardian, or head of household, with all requested information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Verification of financial need. Examples of proof of current income for all household members include:

  • 1 Month of current consecutive pay stubs (4 weekly, 3 bi‐weekly, or 2 bi‐monthly pay stubs).
  • Printout from Social Security Administration.
  • Most recent completed tax return.
  • Notarized letter stating that applicant has no income.

 

 

Participation by an adult family member in at least eight (8) hours of voluntary service to GGA Inc during the sport season. Volunteer work will be under the direction of the GGA Inc’s Board sport delegate, and can include participating in fund‐raisers, working in concession stands and/or other duties as assigned by GGA Inc’s Board Sport Delegate.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATION

Consideration will be given to eligible youth meeting one or more of the criteria below. The more information you can provide us the better able we will be to determine hardship. A written request is required.

    • Receiving assistance from programs such as: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, foster Care, WIC, etc. (Must provide written documentation of participation in these programs)
    • Written recommendation by school representatives, social services representatives, family, or friend of the family.
    • Living in a single parent home.
    • Member of a multi‐child family.
    • Documentation demonstrating an immediate financial hardship.

GGA Inc and it’s partnership program, SCF does not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical ability, or cultural and religious backgrounds.

SO CAL FIERCE BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Please complete the following information, one (1) application per child.

GGA Inc and it’s partnership program, SCF will use the information on the application only to decide if you child qualifies to receive a partial or full scholarship for eligible athletic activities. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times. Applicants are guaranteed that personal finances will not be discussed outside Scholarship Committee. All eligible applications will be reviewed within 1-2 weeks. If applicant meets all eligibility requirements, we will notify the parent or guardian via email and you will receive a digital award with a registration code to be applied upon registering for the So Cal Fierce program. Participants will have to reapply at the beginning of season in September to be considered for the full program year. Application openings and deadlines are based on funding and program calendar year and case by case scenario.

QUALIFYING DOCUMENTS

Please upload in addition to “proof of income” any of the following documents that demonstrate your  financial hardship.

  • Written/Request from Parent/Guardian
  • Documentation showing receipt of assistance such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Foster Care, WIC, etc.
  • Written recommendation by school representatives, social services representatives, family, or friend of the family.
  • Documentation demonstrating an immediate financial hardship.

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PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

CHILD'S FIRST & LAST NAME

CHILD'S BIRTHDAY

GENDER

Has the aboved named child received a scholarship from the GGA Inc in the past calendar year?

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